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.35 and it could drop even more before new years. abc's sharyn alfonsi is here to tell us how much and why. >> reporter: it's the type of crash motorists love. gas prices plummeting. in boston, $3.59. atlanta, $3.79. salt lake, $3.40, and l.a., $3.68. the trip home for the holidays just got a lot cheaper. >> i'm thrilled! i mean, i have to buy gas no matter what, so, the fact that it costs a little bit less is great. especially with christmas and everything coming up. >> reporter: prices began rebounding after the refinery problems were fixed. add to that, demand for gasoline down for winter. analyst now think gas prices could fall even further before new years eve. >> by christmas, we should have prices between $3.20 per gallon and $3.40 per gallon. >> reporter: the good news comes on the heels of a game-changing headline from the internal energy agency. they predict the u.s. will be energy independent by 2030. and become the world's largest exporter of oil, surpassing counties like saudi arabia, venezuela, nigeria and even iran. solar, wind and a backyard oil boom has changed the global
will be decided on wednesday. behind us, you're seeing the view of lake tahoe. >> the"lÑ planning agency is scheduled to vote on sweeping regulation that's would make it easier to build around lake tahoe. advocates say the plan is needed to help revitalize the tourist industry. but opponents say while the >> bart charges $5 to park at the west oakland station and stations have pricing in place. bart is taking input on the plan on the web site through december 18th. >> there is some signs today prof gres in the fiscal cliff negotiations. the president still says he won't compromise on demands that the wealthyest americans pay more in tax autos he's not criticizing republicans, either. that is a possible indication that private tuck talk was republican leaders are going along okay. >> move on.org is hosting rallies and pushing for an end to those cuts. abc 7 news is at one of them right now. >> this rally supposed to begin at 4:00 this afternoon. they're slow getting started. there is a couple dozen people here this, he say they're expecting about 400 by later tonight. there were rallies l
are using hiv to help fight cancer. it's coming up on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellula cellular. >>> a dramatic new direction in fighting cancer is now raising hopes of finding a way to eliminate the disease all together. >> this is just unbelievable. doctors are using the virus that causes aids to reprogram patient's immune systems. chief medical editor dr. richard besser explains. >> reporter: emma's leukemia seemed undefeatable, no treatments left, and she was only 6. then in april, a last gamble using hiv to cure, not kill. doctors took out millions of emma's disease fighting white blood cells and used a genetically altered hiv virus to get into human immune systems to change those cells to target cancer fighters. they went back in and destroyed the cancer. dr. steven gruff is a pioneer. using hiv to infiltrate the hiv system. >> all of the things that make the hiv virus to cause disease have been removed from this particular virus, so its only purpose is to put a gene into a cell. for me, it's incredibly exciting. >> reporter: here's emma
the battle against cancer cells. using hiv to do it. >>> and it's good to be beyonce. as the diva signs a monster $50 million deal. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with the extreme storms raking over a big section of the country, from the dakotas to the southeast. >> as many as 13 twisters touched down yesterday, like this one in florida. and it came on the heels of the record snowstorm that created a slick mess across the upper midwest. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: monster storms wreaked havoc in the upper midwest and parts of the south. in the northern plains, residents are digging out after a record snowstorm. >> we just moved to the area a few months ago from southern california. so, it's a bit of a shock. >> reporter: this morning, most of minnesota is buried in white, after the state got its monthly snowfall total in one day. in minneapolis/st. paul cars were a heavy casualty. some were buried. others like these found along emergency routes were towed. >> we were going to move our car in the morning. and it was gone. >> reporter: the snow made driving conditions
's channel 9 tv, offering a tearful apology. >> the entertainment value wasn't us, it was meant to be in our silly accents, that's where it was meant to end. >> reporter: but it didn't end there. instead it ended in tragedy with the apparent suicide of a nurse who became the butt of a royal hoax heard around the world. these shock jocks were themselves shocked. >> shattered, gutted, heartbroken and obviously, you know, our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends. >> not a minute goes by that we don't think about the family and what they must be going through and the thought we may have played a part in that is -- g gut-wrenching. >> who's to think. we've been handed a phone number, all right? we have been told that this phone number is the hospital where kate middleton is currently staying. >> reporter: just last week, it was all laughs for michael and mel when they called up the london hospital where kate middleton was recovering from severe morning sickness. pretending to be queen lit beth and prince charles. >> hello there, may i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter? >
peninsula in washington state. alan wang, abc7 news. >>> u.s. federal investigators joining the investigation into the plane crash that killed mexican-american singing superstar jenni rivera. they questions on whether the pilot or the may be to blame. >> reporter: national transportation safety board is sending a team to mexico to help with the crash investigation. meanwhile, we are learning more about the jet and pilot and whether either should have been in the air sunday carrying jenni rivera her friends and staff. pilot logged 19 hours on their shift and one of those pilots was 78-years-old. the small twin engine learjet 25 was 43-years-old. it had already been involved in a serious crash in 2005. all things that investigators will consider in their search for the cause of the crash. mexican-authorities say it will take up to 10 days for the initial results of the investigation it several high profile crashes involving learjets, pro golfer payne stewart -- katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 4:38. time for a look at the forecast. >>> the trend is going to be towards chillier d
president of south africa is in the hospital. bazi kanani joins us from pretoria, south africa. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, josh. nelson mandela is being treated for a lung infection here in the capital city of pretoria. that's a serious condition for a man of his age. even though his health has been declining recent years, he was well enough this summer to receive visitors at his home, including the clinton family. mandela has been treated for a lung infection before. this is his fourth day in the hospital. his longest hospitalization in the past several years. doctors say he is responding to treatment. there's no reason to panic. they're also asking south africans to keep their revered leader in their prayers. josh? >> bazi kanani in south africa. >>> here at home, a medical helicopter has crashed west of chicago, killing two nurses and a pilot flying to a nearby hospital. the chopper crashed in a field near rochelle. no word why it crashed. >>> major, new concerns about the war in afghanistan this morning. u.s. troops are set to withdraw in a matter of months. but a ne
, they tell us they have very little to chaichls. >> police investigating a fatal traffic accident that took the live of a pedestrian. the man struck by a white pickup truck in the city financial district. police not determined who is at fault. the accident took place just hours after the district attorney launched a campaign called don't rush. >> just because you're walking doesn't mean you don't have to wait before you cross and you have to look around. >> 17 pedestrians were killed last year. today's fatal accident brings this year's unofficial count of fatalities to 18. >> police have few fleedz a double murder that orphanned a 4-year-old child. police found two victims shot multiple timeswhe: a man and woman, both 30 believed to be the parents of a 4-year-old found unharmed. police are counting on public's help with any information that could help them solve murder autos just want to hear, we need the public to step up to give us a hand. two victims were slain. a child now doesn't have parents. >> that 4-year-old has been placed with child protective services. >> sent qensing and a ste
mar state beach. that's where allen is live for us tonight. >>reporter: they are also called humboldt squid. now this one is much larger than the calamari you might order at a restaurant. still has tentacle on it and weighs about 7 pounds. beach goers tell the us that the raccoon and the sea gull have eaten most throughout but you can still find plenty of them out there. it's a marin mystery. bd say they washed up on sunday. >> man probably thousands. there's a lot of them. all up and down. >>reporter: by the end of the day most of the squid had been eaten. norman says the sea gull have been gorging themselves. >> our dog wanted to go after them because they are sitting on the beach. they had the fill. >>reporter: researchers with the marine station at stanford are trying to figure out why the humboldt squid ventured out of the native waters in the sea of cortez near bat had a peninsula. >> it's the first time i have seen squid and it's definitely the first time i have seen really big squid. >>reporter: and these are just the babies. adult humboldt squid can yes t
tomorrow. charlie is accused of attacking and injuring a u.s. park police officer and horse august 6th. animal care and control seized the case nine and deemed him too vicious to stay alive. more than 90,000 sign add online petition to save him. >>> police in half moon bay looking for thief or thiefs who broke into a church and made off with more than $10,000 worth of video equipment. theft happened between wednesday night and sunday afternoon. video camera, two mixers and laptop were taken. police say whoever did it, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbor
the scene for us. a man in his 40s was struck and killed with a pickup and authorities say it happened about 2:30 this afternoon. police do not know if the victim was in a crosswalk at the time. people who saw the accident upset and know the district can be a dangerous place if you're on foot. >> this is careful here. you can start running over people. you know? going fast. >> something like this happened to a friend of mine many years ago. i just kept thinking how we're always rushing about for the holidays and i'm trying to encourage people to slow down, be present. be safe. >> in 2011, did 17 pedestrians were struck, so far this year. 17 pedestrians have been killed in action. the district attorney announced that a new campaign would be kicked off called don't rush. urging to drive with caution during the holidays. >> thank you. >> police are investigating yet another incident. a parent spotted the device around 1:00 this after the in. classes had been dismissed for the day. the school was on lock down. free, police arrested two teen-aged boys. >> a frightening accident overnight involvin
allen is live for us tonight. >>reporter: they are also called humboldt squid. now this one is much larger than the calamari you might order at a restaurant. still has tentacle on it and weighs about 7 pounds. beach goers tell the us that the raccoon and the sea gull have eaten most throughout but you can still find plenty of them out there. it's a marin mystery. beach combers say they washed up on sunday. >> man probably thousands. there's a lot of them. all up and down. >>reporter: by the end of the day most of the squid had been eaten. norman says the sea gull have been gorging themselves. >> our dog wanted to go after them because they are sitting on the beach. they had the fill. >>reporter: researchers with the marine station at stanford are trying to figure out why the humboldt squid ventured out of the native waters in the sea of cortez near bat had a peninsula. >> it's the first time i have seen squid and it's definitely the first time i have seen really big squid. >>reporter: and these are just the babies. adult humboldt squid can yes to 6 feet long and 100 pound
° cooler than yesterday, low to mid 50s coast, mid 50s to low 60s for rest of us. >>> richmond in through albany and berkeley into the macarthur maze here's a live look, bunched up westbound 80 at the 580 merge otherwise things pick up past university into the macarthur maze. san mateo bridge getting busy westbound tail lights towards the highrise towards san mateo eastbound direction traffic flowing nicely just a little slow traffic from hayward towards foster city. slow out of antioch, typical, hillcrest to 242 in concord for this time of the morning. slow traffic out there al 0 grant line earlier spin-out cleared. roadwork still to be picked up in a few minutes eastbound dumbarton should be cleared momentarily. >>> new this morning, in a few hours the coast guard will be back out at mare island to search for the man who disappeared from a tugboat over the weekend. that's where we find amy hollyfield with more on the equipment crews plan on using itch >> reporter: the u.s. caught is going to be -- using a sonar video camera this morning to search the strait where they think they will fi
used. the arson investigation is on. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> scary moments onboard a school bus. >> a school bus that was rear-ended by a car in the east bay this morning 8:30. the san on east 14th street and 165th avenue, in unincorporated alameda county. four passengers onboard, two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> on the peninsula -- >> two people are recovering after a dramatic cliff rescue in san mateo county that tied up traffic this morning. the couple drove their car off a cliff in daly city. the car plunged huges of feet. one victim had to be carried to the top of the bluff that person is suffering from serious injuries. a second person appears to be okay. the accident happened 4:15 this morning. the rescue shutdown traffic along skyline boulevard, the lanes have since reopen. >>> weather starting to turn, more clouds, soon the rain will be arriving. >> we are enjoying the sun. >> a little cool. >> is definitely. but the rain won't be too far off. >>> true, you can see clouds starting to increase outside. that is definitely showing up on live doppler
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